Soft tissue fillers provide patients with more options

June 15, 2002

The search for an ideal soft tissue filler to cor-rect various facial folds and wrinkles has gone on for years. At the turn of the last century, injectable paraffin was tried but quickly found to be unacceptable.1 A refined form of liquid silicone was introduced in the 1960s, and for the next 30 years, various forms of injectable silicone were used with few reported complications. Unfortunately, numerous complications arose from the use of adulterated or impure silicones and as a result, injectable silicones were abandoned.2